Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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peter826 Contributing Member • Posts: 667
Re: Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

When I bought my first interchangeable lens camera (an A7R), I went for a couple of years with just a 16-35 and a 70-300.  I didn't shoot in between.  I've since added a 28-75, though I notice I don't use it much.  Perhaps a 50mm prime would be better.

Regardless, I wouldn't be without my 70-300 on any trip, and I often lug a Sigma 150-600 with me as well.  I think some of us "see" in telephoto and like those longer focal lengths.  Great for picking out details, also great for compressing a scene.  I'd insert some examples, but apparently the "Insert image from Web" feature still doesn't work.  Sigh.

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